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RoHS /Lead-Free Products:
LSI/CSI RoHS Compliant/Lead-Free Policy -

Please note: The RoHS compliant packages we provide are completely backward compatible to Non-RoHS soldering processes. Our lead-free products use 100% Tin (matte) finish on the leads. They can be soldered in a 220-225°C SnPb soldering process or the lead-free 260°C process. The soldering connections will meet standard quality requirements for solderability, solder joint reliability, and electrical performance. For a thorough description of testing done on Lead Free Electrodeposited Tin finish packages see referenced technical paper by Dr. Robert D. Hilty and Marjorie K. Meyers of Tyco Electronics Harrisburg, PA.
Hilty,R.D., Meyers, M, "Solderability of Lead-Free Electrodeposits in Tin/Lead Solder", Tyco Document 503-1001, available at:

The European Directives known as RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances, Directive 2002/95/EC) and WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, Directive 2002/96/EC) restrict hazardous material content in products that will be sold into Europe. These Directives require that products be compliant on or before July 1, 2006. Noncompliant products will not be acceptable after that date.

To meet our customer’s desire to meet these Directives LSI/CSI is proud to offer RoHS compliant Lead-Free products.

LSI/CSI RoHS compliant ICs are in full compliance with the EU Directives for Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). The RoHS Directive contains a list of restricted substances which includes Lead (Pb). The standard lead finish used today normally consists of a Tin/Lead plating. LSI/CSI RoHS Compliant/Lead-Free products utilize a 100% Tin (matte) finish on product leads as well as utilizing Restricted Substance Free “green” compound.

These RoHS compliant parts were made available on December 31, 2004.

These Lead-Free packages do not contain any of the following materials in excess of the amounts allowed in the RoHS directive:

EU RoHS Maximum Concentration Values (MCV)
Maximum Limit
Cadmium (Cd) 100
Lead (Pb) 1000
Mercury (Hg) 1000
Hexavalent Chromium (Cr6+) 1000
Poly Brominated Biphenyls (PBB) 1000
Poly Brominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE) 1000
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In Addition, our RoHS compliant parts have been evaluated using IPC/JEDEC J-STD-020A and classified for moisture sensitivity to MSL level 1, and for lead-free solderability @ 260 degrees Celsius IR reflow.


Our Lead-Free products are easily identifiable. We place the JEDEC compliant logo, a “Pb” in a circle with a slash line (see Sample Marking figure I.) on the top side of the packages. This marking is permanent and highly visible. It signifies the package is Lead-Free and fully RoHS compliant.

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